Friday, March 23, 2012

The 5 Love Languages of Children - I'm Giving One Away!

This book begins with a powerful sentence; "Every child has a primary language of love, a way he or she understands a parent's love best." This book will help you identify and know how to best fill your child's "emotional tank"!

The 5 Love Languages of Children   
Authors - Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell
Publisher - Northfield Publishing

Favorite Features -
  • emphasis on finding your child's love language and then giving them lots of that particular type of love - with a "sprinkling" of the others
  • strong emphasis on giving your children unconditional love
  • excellent list of seven "obvious things about children"
  • explains the five love languages - physical touch, words of affirmation, quality time, gifts and acts of service
  • love the ideas at the end of each chapter for specific and real ways to show the type of love your child "speaks"
  • Love the chapter on discipline and the love languages - a MUST read for all parents!
  • LOVE the chapter on learning and the love languages - another MUST read!
  • the anger ladder chart is helpful
  • I'm very happy to see a chapter specifically for single parent families!
  • I love the Love Language Mystery Game - all families should most certainly try this!!
I absolutely want to encourage all parents to read this book! It is also an excellent choice for children's directors and pastors to recommend for all their volunteers to read as well. If we are able to identify how each child in our family and in our ministries is best able to give and receive love, we will know how to better show them love and help them grow to be the people God wants them to be!

I'm absolutely delighted to say, not only did Northfield Publishing send one copy for me to review, but they are making another available for me to give away! If you have "liked" About the Children's Department, using the tab in the "find us on facebook" box ON THE BLOG, then you are entered in the drawing for this book, which will be on March 30th. If you have not "liked" this blog yet, please take a moment to do so and you will be entered in the drawing. It is this simple. If you would like an additional entry, please "share" this post (please comment or email to  let me know if you share so I'm able to be sure to give you an additional entry) Thank you for reading About the Children's Department, please share it with the people you know! 


  1. I shared this post on Facebook.
    Virginia Graves

  2. Would love to have my parents read this book!

  3. Would love to Read this thanks for sharing!

  4. Would love to read! It would be great for us all to know how to deal with each love language!